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  • How (Not) To: MySQL Connection Management in PHP
    This article is intended to highlight various basic topics concerning proper methods of handling connections to MySQL databases in PHP, guidelines for caching dynamic content, and a technique called \"lazy loading\".
  • Highest Alert Is Maintained in UK; Air Traffic Begins to Rebound
    \"With heavily armed patrols and painstaking screening at airports, Britain maintained its highest-level terrorism alert Friday, a day after the disclosure of an alleged plot to bomb U.S.-bound airliners. Air traffic moved more smoothly, though carriers continued to cancel some flights.\"
  • Screenshots and Review of GNU Gnash Open Source Flash Player
    Sick of waiting for Adobe to release its new Linux version of its Flash player? Consider taking a look at the open source GNU Gnash player. It can be natively compiled on x86 and AMD64 environments, as well as many more---with probably fewer license restrictions than Adobe\'s player will ever have. It isn\'t perfect yet, but it is worth looking at.
  • Coca Cola Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Ad
    What would the Coca Cola company do if they had a Grand Theft Auto-themed commercial? Would they show the dark side of the ever so popular game? Would they show beatings, muggings and shootings?
  • Michael Moore on Bill O\'Reilly\'s Show
    This just in: Hell froze over.
  • Girl finds whale sick and earns £3,500
    A 10-year-old girl on vacation makes £3,500 by finding a lump of whale puke at the beach. It is worth £10 a gram (with pics).
  • The Time Machine Rippoff Myth
    Is Leopard\'s Time Machine stolen from Windows? Here\'s what\'s really new about Time Machine, the other things in Windows that Apple can use in Mac OS X, and how all the arguing about Leopard is poisoning the Internet and distracting from smart, interesting tech innovation.
  • Defeating Google\'s Perpetual Search Logging
    Google\'s policy of storing everyone\'s search histories forever is causing concern amongst many, especially since Google stores a cookie on everyone\'s PC expiring in 2038. But at least one user is fighting back. His short and simple guide tells you how to set up any decent web browser so that it routes Google requests through an anonymous proxy
  • Dying salt marshes puzzle scientists
    New England scientists began noticing dead patches like this one near Lieutenant Island four years ago and call it sudden wetland dieback. Ecologists warn that saltwater marshes from Maine to Connecticut are suddenly and inexplicably dying, leaving behind land resembling honeycombs, Swiss cheese or an eroded desert landscape.
  • Colbert & Stewart - Geraldo Saga - Part 3
    In which Stephen makes an ass of himself.
  • Awesome Site For Customizing Your Computer! (Windows, OSX and Linux)
    Customize your computer Here is great source for graphical user interface enhancements for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.. Lots of nice stuff here. Free high-resolution wallpaper, icons, themes, and more
  • 2 out of 5 Americans believe Muslims should carry special I.D.
    Almost four in ten, 39%, advocate that Muslims here should carry special I.D. That same number admit that they do hold some â??prejudiceâ?? against Muslims. Forty-four percent say their religious views are too â??extreme.â??
  • Top 10 Most Stolen Cars
    according to Forbes
  • Town shuts down 13-year-old\'s $5-a-month worm-selling business
    \"The small cardboard sign on his lawn violated zoning laws\"
  • Famster - A safe way to upload and share your files... for free
    I can\'t believe that this site isn\'t widely known, even with all its features: share photos, stream videos, create a blog, upload files, keep track of RSS feeds... all in Flash? and for free? Ridiculous.
  • If copyright wonâ??t work, try copyleft
    Copyleft is a play on the word copyright and is the practice of using copyright law to remove restrictions on the distribution of copies and modified versions of a work for others. It requires the same freedom to be preserved in modified versions.
  • Government releases detailed 9/11 hijacking information
    The U.S. government this week released much sought-after information regarding events surrounding the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Included in the release are full transcripts of aircraft-to-ground air traffic recordings from all four flights hijacked on 9/11, as well as flight path studies for three of the flights.(NTSB reports included)
  • Atheist
    Awesome video of atheist people and their accomplishments...disproving how atheists are thought to be.
  • Stephen Colbert on Whose Line Is It Anyway?!
    Stephen Colbert shows his comedic, acting, and newsreporting talents in his guest starring role on an episode of Whose Line? from 1999. A great \"Before They Were Famous\" clip.
  • Ubuntu vs. Debian: What Canonical Doesn\'t Want You To Know
    The author of the Technews blog apparently responded to criticisms over his borderline trolling over Ubuntu fanaticism by writing an intelligent comparison between Debian and Ubuntu. It is one of the best comparisons of both distros I\'ve read and explains a good deal about why Ubuntu may be so popular.